SmartThings – Make your world smarter

March 17, 2013 3:00 pm

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SmartThings is a platform that wants to make it possible for anyone in the world to connect everyday things to the internet. It is quite an ambitious plan and there is a lot of ground to cover.

The company set out to encompass all areas of the internet of things, be it devices and sensors, an open platform to build apps upon and so called “hubs” to tie it all together. SmartThings has a lot of great ideas and from my point of view their vision is thoroughly thought through. Currently they are offering pre-orders for three different packages encompassing things like motion-, open/closed and temperature-sensors, switchable, monitored power outlets and their own SmartThings hub.


Though currently still in development, I think if they succeed, this will be one of the first all in one home automation and IoT systems that could enable everyday use of linked devices and smart homes.

SmartThings: Automate your home and life

Written by Florian Beer